Category: Education and Youth

Mayor’s Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening

Mayor’s Education Task Force to Hold Fourth Meeting Tuesday Evening

Pittsburgh Public Schools parents and other members of the community are welcome to attend the fourth meeting of Mayor William Peduto’s Education Task Force tomorrow evening, and share their thoughts about public education in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

Pittsburgh Receives Grant from National League of Cities for Summer and Afterschool Meal Programs

PITTSBURGH, PA (Oct. 1, 2014) – The National League of Cities is awarding Pittsburgh a $50,000 grant to create programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals.

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Celebrate Reading at Pittsburgh’s 15th Annual “Alphabet Trail and Tales” This Saturday

Each year Citiparks celebrates the joy of reading with “Alphabet Trail and Tales.” This annual event is free for the whole family and focuses on early and elementary literacy. Children follow the Alphabet Trail from A to Z where the best in children’s books is presented.

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto Helps Kindergarteners Kickoff the First Day of School

Mayor William Peduto’s Healthy Together enrollment campaign, made possible thanks to a $200,000 grant from the National League of Cities (NLC), partnered Thursday with the United Way of Allegheny County and Ready Freddy to reach families at Pittsburgh Langley K-8 on the first day of kindergarten.

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force

Mayor William Peduto Issues Executive Order Creating Early Childhood Education Task Force

Mayor William Peduto today named a Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Early Childhood Education to help the city seek funding for a preschool development grant program the White House announced in the Hill District earlier this month.

US Sec. of Education Duncan Joins Mayor Peduto & NLC for Early Childhood Education Conversation

US Sec. of Education Duncan Joins Mayor Peduto & NLC for Early Childhood Education Conversation

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will travel to Pittsburgh today on the first of a two day community forum to discuss early childhood education initiatives in Pittsburgh.

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

The Center for Women: Helping Women in Transition

People’s lives often don’t follow a straight trajectory. For women in particular, the death of a spouse, a divorce, a separation, or the need to leave an abusive relationship can turn a woman’s life upside-down. A woman facing such a major change may need legal and financial help. She may have to enter the job market for the very first time. She may have never handled her financial affairs. She may have lost her health insurance that was provided through her spouse’s job. She may need to find a new place to live for the first time in decades. The Center for Women helps these women in their goal to obtain financial literacy and economic independence.

Time to Get a Summer Job!

Time to Get a Summer Job!

Interested in a summer job as a lifeguard? The Citiparks Aquatic Division is looking for you! They are still recruiting lifeguards for the 2014 summer season. Lifeguards must be City of Pittsburgh residents and at least 16 years of age by May 30, 2014. The starting pay rate is $8.82 an hour. If you are interested in working as a lifeguard for Citiparks, please contact the Aquatic Division Office at 412-323-7928. You can view more details on their recruitment flyer here.

Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available

Applications for the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program Now Available

Mayor William Peduto, the City of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Partnership, are pleased to announce the 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) and the release of applications. This locally-funded summer employment program has the potential to employ over 500 youth workers, allowing the youth to gain valuable work experience, earn wages and contribute to Pittsburgh’s economic growth. The 2014 Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program is made possible through allocations by Mayor William Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council. Current funding is around $1,300,000. Additional sources are still being sought.

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

Remarks by Mayor William Peduto on Children’s Health Care

In conjunction with meetings by the National League of Cities, Mayor William Peduto is addressing a meeting on Cities Expanding Children’s Access to Health Care. Excerpts of his remarks are below.